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Friday, April 15, 2022

Pres. Buhari pardons former Governors Dariye and Nyame who were jailed for stealing N2.7bn

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye; and Former Governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba State, who were both imprisoned for stealing N1.16bn and N1.6bn respectively, have been pardoned by the federal government. (Read More Here).

The governors were among 159 prisoners pardoned by the National Council of State meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami who spoke to journalists after the council of state meeting, said 159 out of 162 applications presented for consideration for the prerogative of mercy for convicts and inmates in correctional facilities nationwide, were approved. 
 
Malami noted that the council rejected a proposal to grant pardon to one of the prisoners sentenced to 120 years for theft of over N25bn. According to him, the two former governors were pardoned on health and age grounds.

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